The Rev. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E., Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, was praised by the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf for orchestrating a campaign at Saint Michael s in support of the Food Shelf. Rob Meehan, director of the Food Shelf, said the gift of $25,000, given on April 28, 2009, affords us the capability of providing nutritional necessities to a large number of families and individuals in our community who really need our support especially during these challenging times.The CEFS website describes the organization this way: The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 11,300 people each year.Saint Michael s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation s Best 368 Colleges. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college, Saint Michael s is located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of America s top college towns, and less than two hours from Montreal. As one of only 270 institutions nationwide with a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus, Saint Michael s has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 200 international students. In recent years Saint Michael s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michael s professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last eight years. The college is currently listed as one of the nation s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence won’t come right out and concede this is his final week as a member of the Giants, but the popular outfielder plans to soak in the coming days.“I’ve really, thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Really love working for this organization, this team, this city,” Pence said before Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park.“Everything about it has been an absolute delight for me, getting to play the game I love around such incredible individuals and …
Community radio, by its nature, struggles to access advertising and other forms of financing. Yet it remains a crucial part of the South African broadcasting landscape, providing diversity for listeners and much-needed skills for the commercial radio sector.Community radio in South Africa began in 1994, when the county’s broadcasting authority began the continuing process of assessing and granting licence applications from groups as diverse as rural women’s cooperatives, Afrikaner communities and a variety of religious bodies.The country now has over 100 community stations, broadcast in a number of languages.The following is a quick rundown on South Africa’s community radio stations, arranged by province.Listenership statistics supplied by the South African Advertising Research Foundation
This year marked the 55th year founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), presently known as the Africa Union (AU), which is celebrated through Africa Day annually on the 25th May. Africans across the continent celebrated Africa day, an amazing milestone, and a journey all are proud of.Africa Day pays tribute to the achievements made by our heroes back in 1963 who led the way and envisioned an Africa that is filled with greatness, and it is in each and every individual to take the baton – of being the change and make Africa better.South Africa celebrated Africa Day with a month-long celebration of what it means to be African, and a three-day programme with Brand South Africa, Bassline and various stakeholders building up to the 14th annual Africa Day Festival hosted by Bassline now rebranded #BasslineFest which was held at the Constitution Hill.“We are proud to have been part of the Africa Day celebration as want to remind each and every African of our shared history and, to build lasting collaborations with our neighbours on the continent”; said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relationship Manager Ms Toni Gumede.The three-day programme went as follows;Day one – 24th May Bassline in partnership with Brand South Africa, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Constitution Hill, Joburg Tourism and the ‘Red Bus’ company hosted a ‘Trace Mandela Footsteps Tour’. The purpose was to promote the #BeTheLegacy centenary campaign and local tourism.The tour ended in the Mandela House in Soweto, with the official #BasslineFest press-launch lunch where the #BasslineFest headline artists were unveiled. These included the legendary Salif Keita (Mali), multi-Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa) and the pop sensation Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Nakhane and Femi Koya amongst others.Addressing the artists’ and delegates, Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Mr Sello Hatang said, “we are so grateful that you are here, Madiba use to say that music can unite people, can unite nations, you can forget about differences when there is music. It gives us great pleasure that you will be opening the centenary programme in terms of music and you are therefore pioneers in the arts for the centenary programme because you are the first act.”To end off the tour a surprise performance by multi-Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo left the audience in a state of awe.“The tour was really an insightful page out of our history book. It was very informative and emotional at the same time. A very special reminder to celebrate Mandela’s legacy and the freedom we are happily enjoying today”, said delegate Ms Nthabi.Day two – 25th May Two dialogues were hosted at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The first one under the theme “South Africa belongs to all who live in it” was led by Brand South Africa. The second dialogue of the day was hosted by the Gauteng Department of Sport and Recreation and focused on the Role of the Creative Industry in strengthening democracy.“The country (South Africa) has become home for many foreign nationals who not only contribute to the economy but to the colourful nation, we’ve been known to be. I urge that we all build bridges of active citizenry across African nations to better strengthen the main objectives of the OAU, said Brand South Africa’s Board of Trustee, Mr Mzi Malunga as he closed off the session.Day three – 26th May The #BasslineFest which was held at the Constitution Hill celebrated African dynamism, promoted solidarity, social cohesion, anti-xenophobia, tourism, arts and culture under the theme #BeTheLegacy as endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation centenary celebration.Mr Brad Holmes, Founder and Managing Director of Bassline said, “the #BasslineFest is about exposing talent across Africa and contributes to creating a united Africa, a Pan Africa, an Africa without borders”.The #BasslineFest was infused with a market day curated by Soweto’s LoCrate Market team which was an opportunity to buy African food, fashion, art and crafts.Performances had the audiences dancing, screaming and chanting “we want more”. The artists paid homage to the continent with a particular focus this year, on the legacy that is Nelson Mandela.Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Yemi Alade and Salif Keita gave an exclusively crafted performance to pay tribute to Madiba’s legacy.Audiences of the #BasslineFest expressed their sentiments on the various performances on social media; @Tshepuna_Moloi May 26 : I’m in so much awe hlena… #BasslineFest @Pixie306 May 26: I absolutely love seeing Yemi Alade perform #BasslineFest @lulushezi May 26 : #Basslinefest Ladysmith Black Mambazo. My KZN heart is [email protected] May 26 : The #BasslineFest bodied everything I’ve ever been to because @TheRealMambazo was there & then the king, @SalifKeita closed things off with ‘Afrika yeh!’ I wish him good [email protected] May 27 : #BASSLINEFest Ladysmith Black Mambazo did the most, shuuuuuu what a night, LegendaryWatch highlights of the #BasslineFest here: Africa Day Celebration Concert
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after scoring during the Champions League soccer match between Maribor and Liverpool at the Ljudski vrt stadium, in Maribor, Slovenia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)MARIBOR, Slovenia — Liverpool rediscovered its potency by thrashing Maribor 7-0, matching the biggest away win in Champions League history and emphatically securing its first win in Group E on Tuesday.Mohamed Salah scored twice to follow up goals from Roberto Firmino, in the fourth minute, and Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool took a 4-0 lead at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Firmino added a second goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — his first for Liverpool — and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout for Maribor’s heaviest loss in the competition.“Our attitude was outstanding — we were spot on from the first second,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLiverpool started off with draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, but this win lifted the English team to the top of the group on goal difference from Spartak, which thrashed Sevilla 5-1.Liverpool has struggled to turn chances into goals in recent games, notably draws in the English Premier League against Burnley and Manchester United that have dropped Klopp’s team off the title pace. Read Next “We had bad luck in the last three or four games,” Salah said. “Everyone was confident a good result was coming.”It was the biggest margin of victory for an English club away from home in the European Cup or Champions League.Two other teams have also won 7-0 in the Champions League: Marseille over MSK Zilina in 2010 and Shakhtar Donetsk over BATE Borisov in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments
The Men’s Open team has won a thrilling encounter against New Zealand this afternoon, winning 7-6. With a player sent for a period of time for the final two minutes of the match, things could have ended differently, but Australia dug deep and defended strongly to take out the match and the title. The Women’s Open team, after conceding the first touchdown, didn’t look back, to take the 5-3 win over New Zealand. The Mixed Open team came back from an early 3-0 deficit to eventually take the game 10-7.The Men’s 30’s were 18-2 winners over England, while the Men’s 35’s were 11-6 winners over South Africa. In the earlier game, New Zealand beat Australia 5-4 in the Men’s 40’s division.Australia has also lost its Senior Mixed final in a drop off, 7-6.More to come. Stay tuned to the website for all of the latest news and information.
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: I know my January targetsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he’s better prepared for the January transfer window after the hectic festive period.The Austrian looks lightly to make some acquisitions next month with Saints currently sitting one spot out of the drop zone on goal difference.”I knew it from the beginning when I was coming here. I knew exactly what a brutal schedule is waiting for us in the first weeks,” he admitted.”To prepare a new team, to know the new players, how they play and what they can do for you and that’s an important part today to give players a chance. I saw them only for now just practicing and not under pressure in a Premier League game.”If I want to make decisions in January about new transfers I need to know everyone in the team.”Therefore, I need the impressions that I got and it’s an important game for me.”I saw a young Kayne Ramsay who made a good job, I saw Prowsey performed really well and that’s important for me so I can make decisions in January.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
nick saban press conference sec media daysWednesday morning, Alabama head coach Nick Saban raised a few eyebrows at SEC Media Days when he mentioned that NFL Draft grades, which are delivered on December 15, might have caused some of his players to play “not to get hurt” during his team’s Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State. The comments were perceived by many, including ESPN’s Danny Kanell, as an excuse for his team’s loss. Saban doesn’t appear to agree.This afternoon, Saban joined Paul Finebaum and defended his statement, clarifying that he wasn’t making an excuse for his team losing the game. He wasn’t thrilled with the whole situation.Glad Finebaum asked Saban to address whether this draft distraction thing was an excuse. Saban accepted blame for the loss. Clears that up.— David Ching (@ESPNChing) July 15, 2015Saban: “It wasn’t an excuse at all for losing to Ohio State. There’s no excuse.”— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 15, 2015Saban: “It kind of surprises me that somebody in the media would take it that way when you make a suggestion that would make things better.”— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 15, 2015Whether Saban meant to sound like he was making an excuse or not, that’s the way it came across to many. That being said, he does make a decent point – when players see how much money they can make if they stay healthy, they are naturally more incentivized to preserve themselves. Whether it’s ethically right to move the day back is up for debate.
“The Government is of the view that the transition from our current state of economic stability to growth and prosperity must be underpinned by the evolution of a robust research and innovation ecosystem,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Over the next three years, the Government will be allocating $30 million to fund high-quality research in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the announcement at the launch of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Research Days at the institution on February 7.“The Government is of the view that the transition from our current state of economic stability to growth and prosperity must be underpinned by the evolution of a robust research and innovation ecosystem,” the Minister said.She emphasised that such an ecosystem must be further bolstered with strategic partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry.“This is the critical role the UWI has played for the better part of its 70-year existence, and which we know it will continue to play for us in Jamaica,” she said.Underscoring the Government’s commitment to facilitating the development of research and innovation, Ms. Grange said additional funding for research purposes will be provided as the funds become available.“As our fiscal space strengthens, we will continue to commit additional funding for high-quality research projects in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water research,” the Minister said.She said that research and development are critical to fuelling innovation, national development and economic growth, and urged for research to focus on specific issues in the society to assist in tackling social challenges and drive economic growth.“As we seek to cement a growth doctrine in our society, the University must ensure that its research modalities continue to enlighten and mould socio-economic policies that are readily adaptable to the needs of our society,” she said.UWI Research Days will be held from February 7 to 9 under the theme ‘Powering Development through Partnerships in Research and Innovation’.Key research areas to be explored include health, economics, climate change, alternative energy and crime. Over the next three years, the Government will be allocating $30 million to fund high-quality research in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water. “This is the critical role the UWI has played for the better part of its 70-year existence, and which we know it will continue to play for us in Jamaica,” she said.
Golden Globe winning actress/activist, Tippi Hedren, and Congressman McKeon have introduced a Bipartisan Bill entitled the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.”“The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly-qualified facilities, like accredited zoos, where they can be properly cared for and restrained,” remarked Congresswoman Sanchez, adding “The bill would require any persons who currently possess big cats to register those animals with USDA in order to keep the cats they currently own.”Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, the bill would also outlaw the breeding of any big cat except at accredited zoos or educational institutions. Violators of the law will have their animals confiscated along with any vehicles or equipment used to aid in their illegal activity, and could face stiff penalties including fines as much as $20,000, and up to five years in jail.“An alarming number of exotic felines have been bred and sold as domestic pets in the U.S. This trend threatens public safety and often results in the mistreatment of these animals,” says Congressman McKeon.Just recently, the tragic events in Zanesville, Ohio, where 49 wild animals were killed after they were let loose on an unlicensed wild animal preserve, showcases the dangerous implications of this trend. Currently, only nine states have laws enforcing “no wild animals permitted,” and the remaining states have either very weak or no laws in existence at all. This bi-partisan Bill will ensure that lions, tigers and other dangerous big cats, do not threaten public safety, diminish global big cat conservation efforts, or end up living in horrible conditions where they can be subject to mistreatment and cruelty.“These are apex predators,” remarked Tippi Hedren. “They are dangerous by nature and never make good pets. In the wild, they exist to take out the weak and the old. This basic instinct does not change in captivity.”Hedren offered just a few examples, beyond that of the now famous Ohio state massacre: “In Texas, a 4 1/2 year old boy had his arm ripped off. Through miracles of modern medicine it was re attached but is non functioning. In Kansas, a high school group went to have a unique photo for their yearbook with a photographer who had a tiger. Each one stepped forward… photo taken… as one girl stepped forward… the tiger stepped on her foot…. she screamed… the tiger jumped her… bit her in the neck, killing her instantly. In Minnesota, a ten year old boy and his father visited a friend who had a collection of lions and tigers. He opened the gate for the boy to be photographed with one of the tigers. The tiger burst through the gate to get to the young boy followed by a lion, both attacking the boy leaving him a lifetime quadriplegic. Another Texas example, an 11 year old girl went into the tigers cage with her step father to groom the tiger. The tiger jumped the little girl and bit her in the neck killing her instantly. Her birth father later appeared on TV with tears rolling down his face and cried ‘Why aren’t there laws?’”When Hedren had finished offering these few examples, she added “None of these should ever have happened! By supporting the Bill, you can be a part of stopping this insanity!”“No matter how many times people try to do it, wild cats such as lions, tigers, panthers and cheetahs are impossible to domesticate for personal possession and require much higher living standards compared to a domestic house cat,” said Congressman McKeon. “When accidents happen and these wild cats are released into our neighborhoods, it causes panic, puts a strain on our local public safety responders and is extremely dangerous. This Bill is a step forward in protecting the public and ensuring that wildcats reside in proper living conditions.”“The events in Ohio last year showed the tragedy that can occur when exotic animals are privately owned by individuals, with little to no oversight,” said Congresswoman Sanchez. “Wild animals are dangerous and we clearly need better laws limiting their ownership. Exotic species should be regulated to high quality facilities with the ability to properly care for them.”“Sanctuaries across the country are full to capacity now. And even after the Bill passes, we will have at least 20 years (the average lifetime of an exotic feline) of cleaning up the mess created by breeders,” commented Tippi Hedren.Shambala’s Executive Director, Chris Gallucci, adds “The passing of the ‘Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act’ would be a step in the direction of saving lives and alleviate the over-crowding of sanctuaries such as Shambala. In fact, we would like nothing more than to put out of business, because the need has been eradicated.”This legislation is supported by the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW), Born Free USA, Humane Society of United States, Big Cat Rescue and The ROAR Foundation/Shambala Preserve – which hosted the press conference.The Roar Foundation, was founded in 1983 by Tippi Hedren, to support the abandoned exotic felines at Shambala Preserve. Their mission is to educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals. Huge numbers of dangerous animals are bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes. Shambala is home to over 50 big cats: lions, tigers, cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats, Asian leopard cats, and a jungle cat, who live out their lives at Shambala. All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Once an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, they do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject their animals to commercial use. Their only purpose is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their lives with love and dignity. Each “Wild One” has the best human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental care possible.